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"Florida Gardener ... was
created just for us. The site is tuned to the variances in our state and
gives special attention to clarifying what works in South Florida. Its
fresh because its updated quite often. Besides gardening tips, you can
post your questions, share your ideas and participate in a seed
exchange." By M.E. DE PALMA Special
to the Sun-Sentinel
"Your website has such class.
It is beautifully designed and editorially articulate. My favorite feature is The
Patio. I am normally a shy, silent surfer on the internet, but I felt comfortable
for the first time posting a gardening question there. Maybe it is the subject
matter, but I had the sense that these are intelligent, civilized people engaging in
interesting and useful dialogue. I received two replies and I was delighted.
Thanks! (P.S.: And yes, I've told my friends.)"
"... This is a great website by the
"I am a pest control/lawn
maintenance technician in the St. Petersburg area. Our small company handles
approximately 6500 accounts in the area. We maintain St. Augustine lawns and
ornamental plants in primarily Pinellas County. I have found great tips and ideas at
your site and have recommended you to many of my customers. Keep up the great
"Good Morning!! I really enjoy
your site and look forward to your monthly updates! Thank you very much."
"Dear Mr. Erdek:
I would just like to thank you and your colleagues on the work you put into "The
Florida Gardener" web site. I have enjoyed it tremendously since I discovered
it several months ago, and I also appreciate the notices when the web site has been
updated. Hopefully, my husband and I will be moving to Florida sometime next year.
He is a retired firefighter. No, we are no in our 50's or 60's. He was
retired earlier for an injury he sustained on the job dealing with a drunk while trying to
put out a grass and tree fire started by lightning. It was not the way he wanted to
leave the job, but life loves throwing you little surprises. Anyway, I am using your site
to plan the plants for my new yard. I was especially thankful for the information on
the poisonous plants.
Your Reader From Kentucky"
"Just wanted to let you know how much
I enjoy your website. I have learned so much. The butterflies are finally
visiting my butterfly garden, and ground covering in the form of weeds with little white
flowers has truly enhanced the entire display. I just finished pruning my
poinsettias and am looking forward to a beautiful showing this year. I tried
planting a vegetable garden in spring, but the insects won out. Don't know if I'll
try again. Yes, and I am very aware of the change in the sun. The shadows are
just beautiful this time of year, and fall is in the air. Thanks again for keeping
us Floridians up to date."
"This is so helpful. I think this is the
site I have been looking for to help me buy plants for our work-in-progress, creating a
backyard we can sit in and grow old (and vegetables and fragrant plants)! Thanks."
"Just want to praise your site... Great source of
information for native Floridians and anyone transplanted here. Thank You ... You have
helped me more than once."
"Hello Paul, Just a note to thank you for the information on
your website. As a recent (one year) arrival to southwest Florida (from Minnesota), I am
still trying to learn about the seasonal differences in gardening and the conditions for
planting different varieties of plants outdoors. Your website has been of considerable
help to me in determining what should be done month-by-month. Thanks."
"This is an excellent site for people like my husband and I
who are moving to the Orlando area in March of 2000. I seem to find everything I need to
know here. I will be on your site continuously when we move. You are VERY informative.
LOVE your site."